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May 12th 2007
Published: October 22nd 2017
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We've rented the house, we've bought the tickets, we've made hotel reservations. What else is there to do? Well... they Typhoid shots. I'm pretty sure we won't get typhoid without them, but how embarassing would that be to try and explain to people back home how I lost a child to typhoid? So we're going to the travel clinic next week. I spoke with the travel clinic lady on the phone the other day and she was Johnny-on-the-spot and really seemed to have a good grasp of what we needed to do. When prepping for the unknown, it's good to talk with people who inspire confidence. Rabies is also a danger, so we need to remember to stay away from animals.

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4th July 2007

Re: Whats typhoid? Typhoid is not common in the U.S. and people don't get shots for it unless they will travel to an 'underdeveloped' country. The parts of Turkey we are visiting are not underdeveloped. It was just a precaution. Here i
s a description of typhoid: 'serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water.' For more information, search on the web for typhoid fever.

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